Your home-away-from-home: Products for your PA Wilds family camp

Your home-away-from-home: Products for your PA Wilds family camp
July 11, 2023 92 view(s)
Your home-away-from-home: Products for your PA Wilds family camp

Whether it’s a luxurious log cabin or a humble place to rest your head after hunting, your PA Wilds camp is your home-away-from-home.

How often have you heard someone (or have you said yourself), “We’re heading up to camp for the weekend!” Many times, they don’t mean a tent in the woods. Rather, it’s a simple place to call home while you’re hunting, fishing, hiking, paddling or otherwise just enjoying the PA Wilds. In our PA Wilds region, you’ll see camps all over the place. However, you’ll especially find these camps in Elk Country and the Dark Skies landscape of Potter County, known as God’s Country.

Many people use their camps or cabins for hunting excursions. However, even outside of hunting season, these camps provide a place where people can slow down and escape their daily routines. Group meals, campfires, good drinks, card games and lots of laughter are the key to the quintessential camp experience.

You want your camp to feel as comfortable as your home, while still maintaining that sense of ruggedness and escape from the “real world.”

The PA Wilds Marketplace has plenty of products that can help you decorate your camp, as well as fun things to add to the camp to keep people entertained and well-fed.

Alabaster Steeped Packs (Sabra Blend) - Alabaster Coffee Roaster and Tea Co.

If you’re waking up at the crack of dawn (or even earlier) to go hunting or fishing, you’ll need some caffeine to help you stay alert. Alabaster is proud to partner with Steeped to make great coffee anywhere as easy as possible! These freshly ground, nitrogen sealed, compostable coffee sachets are perfect for traveling, camping, or any time you need a cup of delicious coffee. They’re easy enough to use at a cabin or even while out adventuring! Simply dunk an unwrapped sachet into a mug, top it with 8 oz. of hot water, and let it steep for about 5 minutes.

Pennsylvania Wilds Outdoor Discovery Atlas - PA Wilds Conservation Shop

Need some inspiration for places to explore while out at your camp? The 50+ page PA Wilds Outdoor Discovery Atlas is the go-to guide for people looking to explore the wonders of the PA Wilds. Serving as a print companion to, the PA Wilds Outdoor Discovery Atlas provides travel tips and planning resources, ideas on things to see and do throughout the region, and navigable maps. This atlas was also sourced and made entirely in-region! The design work, photography, and printing were all completed by PA Wilds artisans and businesses. Even the paper was sourced in the PA Wilds! 

The "Buck" Bar - The Wild Botanica

If you’re out in the woods in search for deer, why not bring the deer into your camp? The “Buck” Bar is one of three soaps in the “Oh Deer” series: “Handmade soap for your whole herd.” It was inspired by Pennsylvania’s state animal, the white-tailed deer, which continues to flourish in forests across the region. This scent will leave you feeling stoic, alert, and ready to hit the trail. Emerge from hidin’ in the woody pines and chase down your day! The scent is a fresh mix of bay leaf, fir needle, cedar wood, bergamot, and tobacco.

PA Wilds Leather Patch Mesh Back Cap Hat - PA Wilds Conservation Shop

Let’s face it, you might not be showering as often as usual at camp. Your hair can start looking a little… well, wild! Keep the sun out of your eyes, you head cool, and your untamed tresses covered with this mesh-back baseball cap. Show your PA Wilds pride while out adventuring! A place of endless discovery, the Pennsylvania Wilds hosts 2.1 million acres of public land and 29 state parks. This vast landscape is filled with unique experiences -- from camping to fishing to one-of-kind landmarks.

The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot - Kevin Coolidge

Need something for the kids to read while getting ready for bed at the camp? “Maybe we’ll see Bigfoot during this trip!” Kevin Coolidge’s books are full of adventure while not being too scary for kids to be able to fall asleep afterwards. In The Totally Ninja Raccoons Meet Bigfoot, the three raccoon brothers discover they were not meant to be ordinary brothers, but something extraordinary, ninjas! In this origin story, the Totally Ninja Raccoons begin their ninja training and begin their first mission… to capture the elusive Bigfoot. 

Murders & Mysterious Deaths in the Pennsylvania Wilds. Volume I - James Baumgratz

Want some creepy stories to read around the campfire? This book by James Baumgratz features 25 true murders from all corners of the Pennsylvania Wilds…  Lycoming, Clinton, Centre, Potter, Tioga, McKean, Forest, Elk, Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield and Jefferson Counties. Although you want want to kids to read these before trying to fall asleep, these mysterious murders are perfect for someone who loves reading about interesting history, including all the grisly bits.

Cherry Springs, Milkyway & Astrodomes Canvas photo print - Curt Weinhold

Camps are perfect for laying out and stargazing after a long day of exploration. But when it’s time to go inside, you can still see the stars! Decorate your camp cabin with this 12X20" photo print by Curt Weinhold, featuring the Milky Way and astrodomes in the skies above Cherry Springs State Park. This canvas is 3/4 " thick and comes with a hanger, making it easy to add some personality and beauty to your camp.

12.5 oz Pure Maple Syrup Plastic Squeeze - Sugar Mama's Appalachian Maple

Some of the best camp memories involve pancakes being made on a griddle, with real maple syrup drizzled over top of it. Sugar Mama's beloved syrup is a delicious addition to your camp breakfast, and it’s even easier to transport the bottle to camp in a plastic squeeze bottle! The design even has "Sapsquatch" on it, making it all the more fitting for a camp in the forest.

Maple Barbeque Sauce - Patterson Farms

Maple syrup doesn’t have to stay contained to breakfast foods! Patterson Farms Maple BBQ Sauce, made with 100% PA pure maple syrup, allows you to bring some local flavor to your camp barbeque. This sweet and tangy sauce will have everyone looking forward to dinner around the campfire.

Pennsylvania State Parks and State Forests Passport - PA Wilds Conservation Shop

With 29 state parks within the PA Wilds and 124 state parks statewide, it’s difficult to be too far away from a park while you’re camping! Take this passport book along with you on your adventures to keep track of all the parks you have visited. This 135-page passport includes maps, a history of the state’s park and forest system, a brief description and most memorable feature of each state park and forest, and additional online resources. Participants can track their visits to our public lands by initialing their book or having it stamped at the park or forest office.

Looking for more products that are made locally in the PA Wilds?

 Check out the rest of the products on the PA Wilds Marketplace or look at our Camping Trip Must-Haves in our Experience Picks category.